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Title Heavy water [videorecording] : a film for Chernobyl / The Channel 4 British Documentary Film Foundation ; directed by David Bickerstaff and Phil Grabsky ; poetry by Mario Petrucci.

Publication Info. [Brighton, England] : Seventh Art Productions, [2006?]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Seneca PL Video Cassette - SEBB-3  DVD 363.17 HEAVY    AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (52 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
System Details DVD; 16:9 aspect ratio; NTSC, all regions.
Note Title from container.
Performer Poetry read by David Bickerstaff, Francine Brody, Juliet Stevenson, David Threlfall and Samuel West.
Summary On April 26th, 1986, reactor four at Chernobyl nuclear power station explodes, sending an enormous radioactive cloud over Northern Ukraine and neighbouring Belarus. The danger is kept a secret from the rest of the world and the nearby population who go about their business as usual. May Day celebrations begin, children play and the residents of Pripyat marvel at the spectacular fire raging at the reactor. After three days, an area the size of England becomes contaminated with radioactive dust, creating a "zone" of poisoned land. Based on Mario Petrucci's award-winning book-length poem, Heavy water: a film for Chernobyl tells the story of the people who dealt with the disaster at ground-level: the fire-fighters, the soldiers, the "liquidators", and their families.
Subject Nuclear power plants -- Accidents -- Environmental aspects.
Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobyl, Ukraine, 1986.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Added Author Bickerstaff, David.
Grabsky, Phil.
Brody, Francine.
Stevenson, Juliet.
Threlfall, David.
West, Samuel, 1966-
Petrucci, Mario. Heavy water.
Seventh Art Productions.
Channel Four (Great Britain)
Standard No. 5060115340014
Music No. SEV 104 Seventh Art

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